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AP Top International News at 5:39 p.m. EDT

Seoul: North Korea test-fires missile from western region
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says North Korea has test-fired a missile from the western part of its country. There were no other immediate details Saturday morning, including what type of missile was used....

Iraqi officials: Car bomb kills 4 and wounds 8
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A car bomb at a police station in central Baghdad killed four people and wounded eight late Friday night, according to Iraqi police and hospital officials....

In Egypt, pope brings a message of peace amid crackdown
CAIRO (AP) -- Pope Francis demanded that Egypt's Muslim leaders teach a rejection of violence in God's name during a delicate visit Friday to the Arab world's most populous country, and he strongly backed its uncompromising crackdown on political Islam and militancy....

A look at Macedonia's deepening political turmoil
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Macedonia has fallen back into political crisis, a chapter frighteningly illustrated by images of protesters rushed into parliament and leaving several lawmakers bloodied....

Macedonian violence elicits diverging international response
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Macedonia's night of violence that saw protesters storm parliament and attack lawmakers elicited diametrically opposed reactions from world powers Friday, with Russia blaming the West for meddling in the Balkan nation's internal affairs and the European Union and United States saying the events were inconsistent with democracy....

EU says membership talks still open if Turkey wants them
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union is keeping the door ajar for Turkey to become a member, but says Ankara must provide clearer signals on whether it intends to meet the entrance criteria in such areas as human rights and rule of law....

Erdogan: 'Fresh page' for US relations with Trump
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey's president says a "fresh page" in Turkish-American relations can be opened with President Donald Trump's administration, as high-level dialogue has intensified since January....

Russia seeks arrest of former Ukraine prime minister
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- Russia has sent a request to the international police agency Interpol for the arrest and extradition of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, claiming he killed Russian soldiers in Chechnya in the 1990s....

Pakistan: Thousands of activists rally against PM Sharif
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Thousands of supporters of Pakistan's popular opposition leader Imran Khan have rallied in the capital Islamabad to call for the resignation of the country's prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, over his alleged corruption....

Tillerson eyes cutting 2,300 jobs at State Department
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is proposing to eliminate 2,300 jobs as part of a plan to cut more than a quarter of the State Department's budget for the next fiscal year, officials said Friday. The plan will almost certainly meet resistance from lawmakers opposing President Donald Trump's proposal to shrink the size of the federal government....

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